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planted two today


finally i managed to get two trees planted in the orchard today the weather was glorious.
only another 9 to go.
we planted a crab apple[golden hornet] and a pixie apple,the ground was so hard and more like clay than soil,so the muck went in, the clay soil went back, gave it a good watering then made the mesh cage so the ‘lovely’ rabbits can give it a chance to grow.
one of my daughters joined hubby and me,she managed to water the trees for me and then played with her dog mable.{a rescue lurcher,who rolled in poo left by the bulls we had in the field….NICE..}so much for “i will help you mum”.
need to get the radox out i can hardly move tonight im that stiff.
well thats what happens when the winter is too long and we get a lovely spring day, we all think we are ‘wonder woman’or superman and go for it hammer and tong.
i think ive even caught the sun,my face is abit red.
hope everyone had good weather too and had a reasonable and productive day!

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Well done with the planting,how lovely having an orchard,all that fruit to look forward to :)
I know just how you feel though,I was out today and really had to remind myself to slow down.I was only tidying up,snipping back this and that. I felt like a bee darting from one plant to another lol. Now my lower back is quite stiff-oh well that's it till next weekend anyway,should recover by then :))

21 Mar, 2010


know what you mean PM about getting help lol sometimes its more of a hindrance than help ,i find that with daughter she comes to help and brings 9yr old son 9 month old baby, grandsons all over with football and daughter stops every 5 mins to feed change or play with baby im left tearing my hair out ..i love them all had some hard work there good luck with the other 9 :o))

21 Mar, 2010


I'm glad you had nice weather to get on with your planting. Good luck with planting the other trees.

22 Mar, 2010


Good on you PM. Hope the aches and pains have eased. Yes, it must be great to have an orchard. Lucky you.

22 Mar, 2010

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